(Last Updated On: November 8, 2017)

Linux PulseAudio Doesn’t Suck (that much). Despite what you may hear elsewhere, there are aspects of PulseAudio that make it pretty  interesting. PulseAudio seen here on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for example,  provides a ton of useful functionality. (Link fixed) Support us: https://www.patreon.com/freedompenguin

– PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol): https://freedesktop.org/software/pulseaudio/pavucontrol/

– PulseAudio Preferences (paprefs): https://freedesktop.org/software/pulseaudio/paprefs/

– PulseAudio Volume Meter (pavumeter): http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/pavumeter/

– PulseAudio Multiband EQ (pulseaudio-equalizer): https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/zesty/universe/base/pulseaudio-equalizer & https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/pulseaudio-equalizer/

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Matt Hartley
Freedom Penguin’s founder & talking head – Matt has over a decade working with Linux desktops, his operating system experience consists of both Windows and Linux operating platforms. In addition to writing articles on Linux and open source technology for Datamation.com and OpenLogic.com/wazi, Matt also once served as a co-host for a popular Linux-centric podcast.

Matt has written about various software titles, such as Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, openCRX, Alfresco, Liferay and more. He also has additional Linux experience working with Debian based distributions, openSUSE, CentOS, and Arch Linux.

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Freedom Penguin’s founder & talking head – Matt has over a decade working with Linux desktops, his operating system experience consists of both Windows and Linux operating platforms. In addition to writing articles on Linux and open source technology for Datamation.com and OpenLogic.com/wazi, Matt also once served as a co-host...
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Jay Hopkins
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Totally agree. I’ve only been using Linux for a little over 3 years now, but PulseAudio has been one of the things I liked the most. Whenever I’m home, whether on my desktop or laptop, I’m usually using my Bose system, and adjusting my audio with pulseaudio-eq or pulseeffects.

Scooby Doo
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Media troll! Did Putin pay you to write this article? New survey of Linux users puts the “PulseAudio sux” crowd at 84% and we all know polls are real like TV news.

Besides, ALSA wasn’t broken so there was no reason to fix it. 😛

Matt Hartley
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HaHa! That got a smile out of me (name and comment). 🙂

Well done, Scoob.